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  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited...

  • Alfa heads to US in June with sporty $54,000 4C

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester says the company plans to ship around 100 4C sports cars to the U.S. this June. Alfa expects to ship around 800 cars to the U.S. for the full year....

  • A look at 3 minority business mentoring programs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A look at minority business mentoring programs, called accelerators, in three metropolitan areas. All the programs aim to help already established companies owned by minorities win contracts with large companies and organizations. The goal is for them to expand and hire more workers,...

  • CEO of regional carrier PSA Airlines to retire

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — PSA Airlines, which operates regional flights for US Airways, says that its CEO will retire and be replaced by the president of US Airways Express. The company said Wednesday that Keith Houk, 66, will retire on Aug. 31 after more than 25 years at PSA...

  • Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought...

  • Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal charges

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges. A LOSS: The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million, compared with a profit of $1.11 billion a...

  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released...

  • US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Major U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday afternoon and were headed for a third day of gains in a row. Investors welcomed encouraging news about China's economy as they monitored U.S. company earnings. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon...

  • Astellas to pay $7.3M in drug-marketing settlement

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma will pay the U.S. government $7.3 million to resolve claims it illegally marketed its antifungal drug Mycamine for children before that use was approved. The U.S. Department of Justice says Astellas' illegal marketing took...

  • Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after it raised $6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third...

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